SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to acquire a waterfront parking lot.
The city has repeatedly tried to purchase the long-term parking lot from Myrtle Woldson, 103, of Spokane, but she has refused to sell. Now, the city will condemn the parking lot and pay her “fair market value” for the property, which can hold about 130 cars.
The city said ongoing construction in the area, including drilling a new tunnel and eventually removing the viaduct, has caused the loss of several parking space around the waterfront. The city said and it needed Woldson’s property to create short-term parking options while that construction continues.